The precise origins of this breed, which resembles the Brittany, are unclear. It may have resulted from the combination of English Springers and Clumber Spaniels, but the only accepted colour combination is rich red and white. Welsh Springers were recognized officially by the Kennel Club in 1902, but are not a very common breed, although they are widely known and are accepted by the American Kennel Club. Welsh Springers are quite easy to prepare for showing. Their coats are relatively soft and any sign of curling is considered a distinct fault.
Origins: Great Britain
Coat Type/Colour: Silky; Rich Red and White
Height: 19 Inch (48.5 cm)
Weight: 35 – 45 lb (15.9 – 20.4 kg)
Nature: Hard-working; difficult to train; versatile
These spaniels have great stamina and prove diligent workers, not afraid of entering water. As a result, they are not well suited to a purely domestic existence, but will thrive here if they are also kept active. They prove loyal and trustworthy dogs, with a keen scenting ability, like their English counterparts.